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METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CEILING MOUNTED SYSTEMS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus for ceiling suspended systems according to various aspects of the present invention include a modular platform for supporting and supplying multiple devices. A wire way bar may facilitate connection and support for the devices, such as light sources and other systems.



ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

First and second electrical connectors are configured to be supported by each other prior to being mated to at least one complementary electrical connector. The at least one complementary electrical connector can be a common third electrical connector. The first electrical connector can be configured to be mounted onto a first electrical component of a first type. The second electrical connector can be configured to be mounted onto a second electrical component of a second type that is different than the first type. For instance, one of the first and second electrical components can be a printed circuit board, and the other of the first and second electrical components can include a plurality of electrical cables.



CONNECTOR WITH VARIABLE CONTOUR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The plug connector includes an insulative housing and a terminal module wherein the terminal module is able to be moveable relative to the housing via sliding or rotation or translation or even detachment so as to have the front mating portion of the terminal module independently mated with the thin receptacle connector or cooperate with the housing to be mated with the regular RJ-45 modular jack.



Cable Connector Grouping Apparatus

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The embodiments relate to an apparatus allowing for the insertion and removal of multiple like and/or unlike connectors simultaneously without requiring permanent connector modification. The apparatus includes at least a first housing and a second housing. The first housing receives a first connector and the second housing receives a second connector. The first housing has a first variable aperture and the second housing has a second variable aperture. The first aperture is adjusted by a first retainer to hold the first connector in the first housing. The second aperture is adjusted by a second retainer to hold the second connector in the second housing. The first housing has a first exterior wall sized to receive and secure a second exterior wall of the second housing to form an assembly of the connectors.



UNIVERSAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention discloses a universal electrical installation system including a fixing frame having a top part having provisions for fixation of an insert, a bottom part configured to be engaged with the top part wherein the bottom part comprises provisions for terminal blocks that are capable of being attached or removed at any desired location, the terminal blocks interface a load to the fixing frame, current carrying electrical rails housed within the fixing frame, termination points for connecting the current carrying electrical rails to a power source through pre-determined positions for live, neutral and earth connections, wherein the current carrying electrical rails are disposed along the entirety of the fixing frame in a manner that when the insert is engaged therein, one or more conductive elements of the insert is capable of interfacing with the said current carrying electrical rails in multiple positions.



MOBILE DEVICE TRANSMISSION APPARATUS WITH INTEGRATED TOOL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention generally relates to an apparatus for facilitating power transmission to and synchronization of a mobile device, which includes at least one integrated tool. For example, the integrated tool may be one or more of: a keychain, a bottle opener, a writing implement, a business card holder, or other useful tools that may be integrated with a communication medium that enables the transmission and/or synchronization of mobile devices.



CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING IMPROVED LED STRUCTURE FOR INDICATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A cable connector assembly includes a cable and an electrical connector electrically connected with the cable, the electrical connector including a mating member, a printed circuit board (PCB) electrically connected with the mating member, a light emitting element mounted on the PCB, a light pipe to pass the light emitted by the light emitting element therethrough, a metal shell enclosing the PCB, and an outer case covering the metal shell, the light pipe mounted to the PCB, wherein the light pipe defines a first step portion and a second step portion on the bottom side of the first step portion, the first step portion defines a first surface exposing to a light-transmissive region of the outer case, the second step portion defines a second surface, and the metal shell bears against the second surface to press the light pipe against the PCB.



WAFER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A daughter card is constructed with a housing and a plurality of wafers retained in the housing. Each wafer includes a lead frame having a plurality of signal and ground terminals where the signal terminals are a differential pair. The lead frame includes an insulative frame portion with a conductive shield positioned on a side of the lead frame. The shield is secured to the lead frame by a projection extending from the shield to the ground terminals.



CONNECTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A connector mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) is provided. The connector includes a mid-plate electrically connected to a ground terminal of the PCB and including a metallic material, a plurality of upper terminals situated on the mid-plate, a plurality of lower terminals situated under the mid-plate, a first insulation member situated on the mid-plate while supporting the upper terminals, a second insulation member situated under the mid-plate while supporting the lower terminals, and a pad electrically connected to the mid-plate and shielding an electromagnetic wave.



Connector

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A connector is disclosed. The connector includes a conductive housing having a port and a peripheral wall surrounding the port, a conductive elastic sheet riveted on the peripheral wall of the port of the housing by a plurality of rivets, and a plurality of contact spots formed on at least one of the housing and the elastic sheet. The housing and elastic sheets are electrically connected by the plurality of contact spots when the elastic sheet is riveted on the housing.



Shielding Cage of Connector

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A shielding cage of a connector is disclosed. The shielding cage includes an opening defined by four walls and configured to receive a plug of a mating connector, and a plurality of shielding spring sheets held on the four walls, each shielding spring sheet having an inner spring sheet portion located inside the opening and an outer spring sheet portion located outside the opening.



ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electrical plug connector includes an insulated housing and a plurality of plug terminals. The insulated housing includes a base portion and a semi-tubular portion extending from one side of the base portion. The semi-tubular portion includes a portion, a front stopping portion at a front lateral surface of the portion, and a plurality of side blocks extending outward from two sides of the portion. The plug terminals include a plurality of signal terminals, one or more power terminal, and one or more ground terminal. The plug terminals are held in the insulated housing and at the surface of the portion.



HV-INTERFACE HAVING CENTERING

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A plug connector for connecting to a complementarily formed counter plug connector, having an inner conductor which is supplied with high current, and an outer conductor that surrounds the inner conductor and has an outer contact element on a front side of the plug connector for the purposes of shield transfer where the outer contact element is designed for shield transfer, being in the form of a rigid ring element having a mating surface, surrounding same in a peripheral direction, for surface mating with a complementarily formed counter mating surface of the counter plug connector, which mating surface runs transversely in relation to an insertion direction (S) of the plug connector.



Modular Electrical Connector

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system for providing electrical energy and related components is provided. More specifically, a universal module that is adapted to fit within a junction box commonly found in building construction is provided. The wire cable associated with a dwelling, for example, is interconnected to the module, which provides a plurality of locations for receipt of corresponding electrical connectors of an outlet or switch. The modules quickly and safely receive an electrical component, which reduces time and associated costs related to electrical system installation, repair, or modification.



FLIPPABLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A plug connector includes a connector body defining a front mating cavity with a first inner side and a second inner side opposite to the first inner side, and a rear cable supporting platform with a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first inner side and a plurality of terminals. The terminals include two rows of contacting sections arranged along the first and second inner sides of the mating cavity and soldering legs extending to the platform to be welded to a cable. The soldering legs are arranged in one row and exposing to the first surface of the platform while the second surface of the platform has no soldering legs to be welded to the cable.



Balanced Pin and Socket Connectors

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Communications connectors include a housing and a plurality of substantially rigid conductive pins that are mounted in the housing. The conductive pins are arranged as a plurality of differential pairs of conductive pins that each include a tip conductive pin and a ring conductive pin. Each conductive pin has a first end that is configured to be received within a respective socket of a mating connector and a second end. The tip conductive pin of each differential pair of conductive pins crosses over its associated ring conductive pin to form a plurality of tip-ring crossover locations



COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR INTERFACE FOR PREVENTING MATING WITH INCORRECT CONNECTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A 4.3/10 coaxial connector configured to receive a mating 4.3/10 connector includes: an inner contact; a dielectric spacer; and an outer contact, the dielectric spacer separating the inner contact and the outer contact. The outer contact includes an outer wall and a plurality of spring fingers, the spring fingers configured to deflect radially inwardly when the mating 4.3/10 connector is mated. The connector further comprises blocking structure that prevents mating of a Mini-Din connector.



NETWORK PLUG

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A network plug terminating a cable and configured for mating with a socket, and comprising a plurality of terminal contacts disposed along a forward face thereof, each of the terminal contacts terminating a respective one of a plurality of twisted pairs of conductors and such that when the plug is inserted into the socket each of the terminal contacts comes into contact with a respective tine in the socket. The plug further comprises a flexible tab comprising a tab release member and a slider connected to the tab release member. The slider is configured for movement along a length of the plug against a biasing force between a first position, wherein the flexible tab is in an unflexed state and engageable by a tab engaging feature in the socket and a second position wherein the flexible tab is in a flexed state and not engageable by the tab engaging feature.



POWER FEED CONNECTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A power feed connector includes: a tubular case that has a front end opening portion being open at a front end in a central axis direction; a connector main body that is accommodated inside the tubular case and is slidable in the central axis direction; an operation lever portion that has a first end being disposed inside the tubular case; a link mechanism that is directly connected to the connector main body and the operation lever portion and converts a turning motion of the operation lever portion into a linear motion of the connector main body in the central axis direction; and a grip portion that is integrally provided with the tubular case and extends in a direction intersecting the central axis direction



LOCKING ELECTRICAL SOCKET

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A locking electrical socket includes a housing and at least one terminal disposed within the housing and electrically connected to a corresponding conductor of an electrical cord. A locking slide is disposed within the housing and movable relative to the at least one terminal between unlocked and locked configurations. The locking slide being biased in the locked configuration and comprising a locking arm that engages with the at least one terminal in the locked configuration. A slide positioned exterior of the housing is operable for moving the locking slide from the locked configuration to the unlocked configuration. The at least one terminal of the locking electrical socket receives a corresponding prong of a conventional electrical plug in the locked configuration to prevent the electrical connection between the locking electrical socket and the electrical plug from being inadvertently or accidently disconnected.



Connector

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A connector is disclosed. The connector comprises a circuit board having a plurality of contact pads arranged in a two-dimensional fashion on a first face facing a mating connector side, the plurality of contact pads configured to make contact with a plurality of contacts of a mating connector, and a housing having a locating portion in contact with the first face of the circuit board, the locating portion locating the first face with respect to a direction of mating with the mating connector.



ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL CONNECTION MECHANISMS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electronic device and an attachment element that includes one or more electronic components each include connection mechanisms. The connection mechanisms of the electronic device and the attachment element may he engaged to mechanically and electrically connect the electronic device and the attachment element. Such electrical connection may electrically couple the one or more electrical components of the attachment element to the electronic device. The connection mechanisms may utilize one or more of a variety of different mechanical connection mechanism such as one or more snap mechanisms, twist mechanisms, threaded mechanisms, detent mechanisms, spring mechanisms, slide mechanisms, magnetic mechanisms, and/or any other mechanism for mechanical and electrical attachment.



VARIABLE GEOMETRY NON-MECHANICAL DEVICE CONNECTOR INTERFACES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A magnetic connector system is provided. The magnetic connector system includes a first connector assembly including a magnet and a first plurality of electrical contacts; and a second connector assembly including a second plurality of electrical contacts; the second plurality of electrical contacts being adapted to mate with the first plurality of electrical contacts to provide an electrical connection; wherein when the first and second connector assemblies are aligned and brought into proximity the magnetic attraction of the magnet within the first connector assembly provides connective force to the second connector assembly and a magnetic circuit from the magnet is completed through the first plurality of electrical contacts and the second plurality of electrical contacts. Connector assemblies and devices and cables including the same are also provided.



APPARATUS FOR ESTABLISHING AN ELECTRICAL CONTACT WITH A TARGET SURFACE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus with (a) a conformable contact member with a base and a contact layer; and (b) a magnet integral with or attached to the base, wherein, when the apparatus is placed on a target surface, the magnet and the target surface attract each other such that the contact layer is secured against the target surface.



INSERT MOLDED CABLE FOR USE IN A WELDING DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electric cable includes a current line having first and second ends, including several individually insulated wires, a first and at least one second plug connector on the first and second ends, respectively. A mutual coating surrounded by a perfluorocarbon and/or glass fibre outer casino surrounds all wire insulations. Each plug connector is insert molded with the outer casing. At least one plug connector includes a material having A) 98.0-99.8 weight % of a polymer selected from the group consisting of polyurethane (PU), styrene-butadiene block copolymers (SBS), perfluorocarbons and mixtures thereof, and B) 0.2-2.0 weight % additives, with A and B totalling 100 weight %. A first and at least one second connection nut are arranged on the first and second plug connectors, respectively. A light source configured to be supplied with electrical energy by at least one wire is arranged in a first and/or second plug connector.



Connector Unit

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In a connector unit including a connector and a connector cover that fits on the connector, the connector includes a guide means that guides electric wires in one direction, while the connector cover includes a pressing means that presses on and deforms the guide means so as to restrict the movement of the electric wires that are guided by the guide means, whereby the electric wires that are pulled out of the connector are oriented in the one direction in which the electric wires are guided by the guide means.



FLEXIBLE CONTACTS FOR USE IN OIL AND GAS APPLICATIONS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Electrical contacts for use in oil and gas applications that include at least one elongate contact element defining a cavity for receiving a male electrical contact. The at least one elongate contact element may be configured to flex away from the cavity. Such electrical contacts may be used in electrical connectors, including contact blocks and electrical contact kits.



FINE PITCH CONNECTOR SOCKET

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Fine pitch electrical connector socket, comprising at least two opposing walls between which a passageway is defined for receiving an insert with contact pins, the walls being formed from a fiber reinforced flame retardant thermoplastic polymer composition comprising a polyamide polymer, a flame retardant system and a fibrous reinforcing agent, wherein the polyamide polymer comprises at least a semi-crystalline polyamide (A) having a melting temperature Tm-A of at least 280° C., and optionally a second polyamide (B); the polyamide polymer has a crystallization enthalpy ΔHc of at least 50 J/g, the melting temperature Tm-A and crystallization enthalpy ΔHc being measured by DSC with the method according to ISO11357-1/3 with a heating and cooling rate of 20 ° C.; the flame retardant system comprises a combination of (C-1) a metal salt of dialkylphosphinate and/or diphosphinate and (C-2) a metal salt of phosphoric acid; and the composition has a heat distortion temperature of at least 265° C., measured according to ISO 75-1/2.



Load Connector for Transmitting Electrical Current, Particularly for Use in a Motor Vehicle

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A load connector is provided for transmitting electrical current, particularly for use in a motor vehicle. The load connector has a housing in which a metallic spring contact is provided for supplying electrical current from a current line. The spring contact establishing a force-fitting contact with a metallic flat pin of a corresponding connection when the load connector is connected to the connection. The load connector is characterized in that its housing is closed by a housing cap, on inner side of which has a contour designed such that the spring contact is form-fittingly secured in the housing by way of the contour.



CONNECTOR WITH TPA

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A connector is provided which has a housing and a terminal position assurance (TPA) member. The housing has a base which includes a first side, a second side and a top surface that extends between the first and second side. The base further includes a channel. The TPA member extends from the top surface of the base. The TPA member has a hinge that substantially extends from the first side to the second side of the base. The hinge extends from the top surface and connects the TPA member to the top surface. The TPA member includes a rear edge that is configured to rotate approximately one-hundred eighty (180) degrees so as to press against the base. The TPA member includes a pushing flange that extends past the rear edge. The pushing flange is configured to be inserted into the channel.



ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electrical connector includes a connector terminal, a housing formed with a slider groove, and a retainer locking the connector terminal and preventing the connector terminal from being released by sliding from the unlocking position to the locking position. The retainer includes a basal end housed in the slider groove, and a projection projecting from the basal end toward the opening of an engagement hole. The basal end is formed with an operation hole in which an operating jig that changes the position of the retainer between the locking position and the unlocking position is inserted. The projection is formed with a guide portion that guides the insertion of the operating jig in the operation hole.



CONNECTOR WITH TPA

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A connector has a housing and a TPA member. The housing has a base which includes a first and second sides and a top surface that extends between the sides. The base further includes a channel. The TPA member is operatively associated with the housing and has at least one hinge which extends from the top surface. The at least one hinge has top and bottom portions. The bottom portion is provided proximate to the base and the top portion has a portion thereof cutout to provide a weakened portion of the at least one hinge. The TPA member further includes a rearwardly extending L-shaped feature. Upon a force being applied to the TPA member, the at least one hinge is configured to first rotate about the weakened portion and, thereafter, is configured to rotate about the bottom portion, thereby allowing the L-shaped feature to be inserted into the channel.



CAGED POKE HOME CONTACT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A single element connector includes a first cage-like structure configured to receive a wire. The first cage-like structure includes an insert end and a single contact tine coupled to a top wall of the first cage-like structure. The single contact tine extends downward from the top wall to a base of the single element connector and directs a wire inserted into the single element connector to the base of the single element connector.



CONNECTOR TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A connector terminal includes a conductive bar-shape member, a plurality of concavities each formed as a groove provided in an outer circumference of the bar-shape member, extending in a lengthwise direction of the bar-shape member, and spreading toward an opening from a bottom, and a convexity formed between the adjoining concavities. A first surface is formed on the bottom of the concavity. A second surface and a third surface that form different inclination angles relative to a depthwise direction of the concavity are alternately formed on an internal wall surface of the concavity from the bottom toward the opening.



MOLDED CONNECTOR, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MOLDED CONNECTOR, AND WIRE HARNESS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A molded connector (10) includes a terminal fitting (2) connected to a cable (11), a terminal holding member (3) including a resin and holding the terminal fitting (2), and a molded resin portion (4) formed by injection molding using a mold (5) and holding the terminal holding member (3) and an end portion of the cable (11). The terminal holding member (3) includes a main body (30) holding the terminal fitting (2) and protruding portion (31) that is formed protruding from the main body (30) and includes a tip end surface (31a) in contact with an inner surface of a cavity (5a) in the mold (5) during injection molding. The protruding portion (31) is locked to a locking portion (521) provided on the mold (5 to restrict the movement of the terminal holding member (3) during injection molding. At least a part of the protruding portion (31) is fusion-bonded to the molded resin portion (4).



Connector

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A connector assembly is provided to enable a plurality of contacts to make contact with a plurality of contact pads arranged on a mating face of a mating connector in a two-dimensional fashion simultaneously with high contacting quality and consistency according to its operation. A connector has a base housing and a shell constituting a housing, a plurality of contacts, a slider, and a lift plate. The connector is mated with a mating connector having a plurality of contact pads arranged in a two-dimensional fashion. The plurality of contacts is arranged in a two-dimensional fashion, and the contacts make contact with a plurality of contact pads of the mating connector, respectively. The slider has a cam face on an upper face thereof and it is slid in a lateral direction according to a driving operation of a lever. The lift plate receives an action of the cam face caused by sliding of the slider to move toward the mating connector. The lift plate pushes the plurality of contacts onto the plurality of contact pads of the mating connector.



CONNECTION TERMINAL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A contacting section protrudes from the elastic piece, has a hemispherical shape, and includes a hollow portion and a contact portion. The hollow portion is located at a center of the contacting section, has a recess in a direction away from a connecting part of a counterpart terminal, and has no contact with a surface of the connecting part. The contact portion is located to sandwich the hollow portion in a plan view of the elastic piece and comes in contact with the surface of the connecting part. The hollow portion has a circular shape in the plan view of the elastic piece. The contact portion has an annular shape located on an outer periphery of the hollow portion in the plan view of the elastic piece.



CONDUCTIVE FEMALE TERMINAL, CONNECTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CONDUCTIVE FEMALE TERMINAL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A conductive female terminal includes a cylindrical main body formed of a conductor, and formed with a first opening in which a male terminal is to be inserted, and a first protrusion formed of a conductor, and formed so as to protrude from the main body in a direction becoming apart from an axial center of the main body. The first protrusion includes a first inclined portion inclined so as to approach the axial center of the main body toward the first opening, a first plane portion extending from the first inclined portion toward the first opening, and disposed so as to overlap with an outer face of the main body, and a first interconnecting portion that interconnects the first inclined portion with the main body.



CONNECTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A connector includes: a connecting member including a plurality of tab sections and made of a conductive metal material; and a housing which is made of resin and in which the connecting member is insert-molded. Terminals of a counterpart connector are connectable to the tab sections by a connection of the counterpart connector. A part of the connecting member is used as a connection member holding section gripped by a mold. The connection member holding section is exposed to an outside at an opening section formed in the housing.



TERMINAL CONNECTING STRUCTURE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A terminal connecting structure includes: a male terminal; and a female terminal to which the male terminal is fitted. The male terminal includes a first metal material and a first metal film that is formed on an outermost surface of the male terminal to coat the first metal material directly or indirectly. The female terminal includes a second metal material and a second metal film that is formed on an outermost surface of the female terminal to coat the second metal material directly or indirectly. A hardness of the first metal material is different from a hardness of the second metal material.



TRANSMISSION MODULE, TRANSMISSION CABLE, AND CONNECTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A transmission module, a transmission cable, and a connector are provided. The transmission module includes a connector component including a connector side substrate having a terminal component including a ground terminal and a data terminal, and a transmission cable component including a cable side substrate having a flexibility on which a cable side ground layer electrically connected to the ground terminal and a signal line are provided, wherein the cable side ground layer disposed at least at lower and upper sides of the signal line is folded, wherein a connector side ground layer electrically connected to the ground terminal is provided on the connector side substrate, and wherein the connector side ground layer disposed at least at lower and upper sides of an area where electromagnetic noises are generated is folded.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GROUNDING OF AN ANTENNA CABLE IN AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An information handling system may include a first member, a second member hingedly coupled to the first member via a hinge, a coaxial cable, and a grounding jacket. The coaxial cable may have a ground sheath and a signal wire internal to the ground sheath, wherein an axis of the signal wire is substantially parallel to a rotational axis of the hinge and wherein the coaxial cable comprises an exposed portion in which the ground sheath is exposed externally to the coaxial cable. The grounding jacket may be mechanically coupled to the first member and the second member, wherein the grounding jacket may be configured to mechanically support the coaxial cable and electrically couple to an electrically conductive portion of at least one of the first member and the second member and to the ground sheath at the exposed portion in order to create an electrically conductive path between the ground sheath and the electrically conductive portion via the grounding jacket.



RIGHT-ANGLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In a housing 10 are formed holding grooves 17A to 17D that permit arm-use blades 20A-1 to 20D-1 of various types of blades 20A to 20D to be inserted from the rear, connection components 33A-1 to 33D-1 provided to the lower ends of legs 33A to 33D of conductive bar members 30A to 30D of the various types of blades 20A to 20D are located outside the housing, the arm-use blades 20A-1 to 20D-1 of the various types of blades 20A to 20D are able to move in the vertical direction over a specific range within the corresponding holding grooves 17A to 17D, and the various types of blades 20A to 20D are able to move within a holding space 17.



ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONNECTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electronic device has a base plate and a connector. Multiple terminals are supported by a connector housing, wherein each front-side end of the terminals outwardly extends from a front-side surface and each back-side end of the terminals outwardly extends from a back-side surface of the connector housing and connected to a corresponding land formed in the base plate. The multiple terminals are arranged in a width direction and divided into at least a first and a second terminal, group in a height direction of the connector housing. The connector housing has a first and a second step surface on its back side. The terminal of the first terminal group outwardly extends from the first step surface and the terminal of the second terminal group outwardly extends from the second step surface. The first step surface is located at a position closer to the base plate in the height direction than the second step surface. A projecting terminal length of the terminal of the second terminal group in a depth direction of the connector housing is made to be equal to or smaller than that of the terminal of the first terminal group.



Connector

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A connector is provided and includes a contact, a contact receiving housing, an insertion member, and a securing device. The contact includes a frame and a terminal section extending from a front end of the frame. The contact receiving housing includes a bottom wall and a pair of side walls extending from opposite sides of the bottom wall to define a contact receiving space. The insertion member extends from an end of the bottom wall and is positioned between the pair of side walls. The insertion member corresponds with an inner surface of the bottom wall. The securing device is positioned inside the contact receiving housing and secures the contact and the contact receiving housing in a fixed position.



CONNECTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A connector includes: a connecting member including a plurality of tab sections and made of a conductive metal material; and a housing which is made of resin and in which the connecting member is insert-molded. Terminals of a counterpart connector are connectable to the tab sections by a connection of the counterpart connector. A side of the connecting member of the housing opposite to a protruding direction of the tab sections is used as a resin charging gate section from which the resin is charged.



METAL PROTECTIVE CONDUCTOR CONNECTION ELEMENT AND ELECTRICAL SERIES TERMINAL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A metal protective conductor connection element has a metal foot arrangement which has at least one first metal foot and at least one second metal foot for supporting on a support rail. The first metal foot has a first spring element with a contact region for forming a force-fitting connection of the first spring element of the first metal foot to the support rail and a second spring element with a securing region for forming a form-fitting connection of the second spring element of the first metal foot to the support rail. The second metal foot has a first spring element with a securing region for forming a form-fitting connection of the first spring element of the second metal foot to the support rail and a second spring element for forming a form-fitting connection of the second spring element of the second metal foot to the support rail.



WATER BONDING FIXTURE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A water bonding fixture is provided herein which includes a shaft and a plurality of electrically conductive plates disposed at one end of the shaft and spaced apart from each other so as to provide a gap between adjacent plates. Each electrically conductive plate defines two planar surfaces each of which are substantially exposed and each electrically conductive plate is electrically connected to each other electrically conductive plate to provide a surface area of conductive surface approximately equal to the exposed surface area of all of the electrically conductive plates. The water bonding fixture is preferably used in conjunction with swimming pool equipment such as pool pumps, skimmers and filters.



METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR MOUNTING A CABLE SHOE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for mounting a cable shoe includes placing the cable shoe in a receiving element, and securely clamping it therein. The receiving element has insulation material, a central throughhole and a first part of a locking mechanism. A central metal insert is arranged into a fastening element made of insulation material. The fastening element is mounted tightly and fixedly on the structural component. The receiving element and the cable shoe are fastened to the fastening element. The fastening element has a second part of the locking mechanism, corresponding in location to the first part of the locking mechanism, such that when the first and second parts of the locating mechanism are engaged, the cable shoe and the receiving element are likewise tightly and fixedly mounted on the structural component. is indicated which is electrically conductively connected to an end of an electrical line, mounted to a structural component in a motor vehicle. In this connection, a cable shoe with a central throughhole is used which in the mounted position is placed on a rod shaped mass point of the motor vehicle and electrically conductively connected with the same. The cable shoe is initially placed in a receiving element composed of an insulation material and also fastened therein so that there is a central throughhole and a first part of a locking mechanism. There is also a central metal insert used with a central throughhole corresponding to the central throughhole of the cable shoe. The unit of the receiving element, the cable shoe and the insert are also on a fastening element composed of insulation material, the second part of the locking mechanism is mounted tightly and fixedly on the structural component by means of the inter-engaging part of the locking mechanism.



TORQUE LIMITED SCREW FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A torque limited screw is used to secure a conductor to an electrical connector. The screw has a torque limiting feature between a head and a body of the screw which must be overcome by force to break the head free from the screw body. The screw assembly includes a threaded body configured to be releasably coupled to a coupling portion of the connector. A head of the screw assembly is joined to the body via a neck portion which under a specified torque applied to the head fractures to break the head away from the body seated in the connector and securing the conductor. In one embodiment, the screw includes a plate spaced from and coupled to the threaded body for contacting the conductor. The plate is rotatable relative to the threaded body when the threaded body is coupled to the coupling portion of the connector.



METER SOCKET ADAPTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

This disclosure pertains to methods and apparatus for interfacing an onsite power generation system with an existing main electric panel. The interfacing is performed by: attaching a fifth jaw connector to a neutral bridge within an existing meter socket; wiring AC supply lines from the onsite power generation system to load side jaws of a five blade meter socket adapter; and wiring a neutral line from the onsite power generation system to a fifth terminal of the meter socket adapter. The lines from the onsite power generation system are routed through an opening formed in the meter socket adapter. The meter socket adapter is then inserted into the meter socket so that five jaws in the socket receive all five blades of the meter socket adapter. The blades of the meter are then plugged into the jaws on the opposite end of the meter socket adapter.



DEVICE FOR SECURING AND ELECTRICALLY CONNECTING A SEALED COMPRESSOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A sealed compressor comprises a motor pump unit, a hermetic casing and means of electrical connection, the motor pump unit positioned inside the hermetic casing, the connection means allowing the motor pump unit to be powered electrically through the hermetic casing, the connection means comprising an earth rod and at least two power supply terminals. The connection means comprise a mobile housing and a power supply cable, the housing arranged at the end of the cable, connection of the housing to the earth rod and to the power supply terminals achieved in a translational movement in a direction of insertion. Connection of the housing to the earth rod comprises non-return means that prevent the housing from moving in an opposite direction to the direction of insertion.